The Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) is a test of the skills you need to be successful in teaching English to speakers of other languages. It is suitable for teachers of all age groups and abilities. There are various test modules available. Please note that we currently do not offer the TKT course except through specific funded projects.

Who should take this exam? 

TKT gives you an internationally accepted qualification that proves your language-teaching abilities. The qualification is suitable if you are a new teacher and want to build your confidence and skills, or if you are an experienced teacher and want to specialise in a certain area, or are starting to teach English for the first time. 

TKT is also a good foundation if you want to study for a further qualification in teaching English, such as the CELTA or Delta. 

You don’t need any formal English qualifications to take the test.

What modules are available?

You can choose to take any of the TKT modules in combination or on their own. 

Core modules 1 to 3

  • TKT Module 1: Background to language teaching
  • TKT Module 2: Planning for language teaching
  • TKT Module 3: Classroom management

Sitting a Cambridge English exam in Tunisia

Each module consists of 80 questions and lasts 80 minutes. Find out what to expect on the exam day. 

Results for exams are available three weeks after you take the exam. There is no pass or fail and your result will be indicated by a band score. Band 1 is the weakest, indicating you have restricted knowledge and skills in that area, and band 4 is the strongest, indicating extensive knowledge and skill. 

Find out why you should sit your exams with the British Council. 

How can I prepare for the test in Tunisia

To prepare, you can:

Register the TKT Preparation Course (27 hours long over 9 weeks) at the British Council Tunisia. The classes usually take place on Saturday mornings from 10.00 – 13.45. C For more details about the TKT course

TKT module 1 preparation course – Saturdays 10.00-13.15 (including a 15-minute break) at the British Council main centre on Avenue Mohamed V.

  • 9 Saturday classes on:
  • 29 November
  • 6 and 13 December
  • 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 January
  • 7 February

Course fee – 425 TND including British Council course materials and certificate

What resources are available on the internet?

Cambridge has an excellent website which caters to students, teachers and centre administrators.

On this website, you will find:

  • TKT Handbook and sample papers
  • TKT Information for Candidates
  • TKT Glossary
  • Online Teacher Resources.